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Causes of Death
CAUSES OF DEATH
born February 12, 1882 in Newark, New Jersey
died October 22, 1882, in Newark, New Jersey - age 8 months.
Father: Louis Bittlingmeier (1844-1899)
Mother: Katharina Schuhmann (1856- )
Cause of death: Eclampsia
Eclampsia is a disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects both the mother and the unborn baby. It is a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure and significant amounts of protein in the urine. The most common symptoms are seizures or coma. While it is more common in pregnant women, it can be passed on to the child through the mother's blood. We know that Ludwig's mother, Katherine, survived to have two more healthy children. Ludwig lasted eight months after birth before succumbing to the disease.